Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Final "Jungle"


Happy mistakes!
A few weeks ago on a blog, I read that there were no happy mistakes in digital illustration. I had to laugh only because I see the computer as an illustration enhancer, an addition to my art arsenal, another tool in the art box and if you know how to work your digital tools and programs there is a bountiful amount of happy mistakes that can still happen. For example my original idea for this week Illustration Friday’s topic of the week had included scary eyes, little kids and a dark jungle. But while creating this image I accidentally started to see other possibilities on how I could enhance this image. So knowing how to work my tools in the art box, I stumbled upon an image that I think is quite successful.

To me digital illustration is not a downfall to this industry, I believe that it can take artwork to the next level and If you know what you are doing those happy little mistakes can still happen.

Hope you enjoy this week’s submission to Illustration Friday’s topic of the week “Jungle”. Let me know what you think.

- Merrill

6 comments:

arvindh said...

I like your illustration. Also your explanation about happy mistakes made good reading. For people like me who have never done digital art, your post provides encouragement.

Debra Cooper said...

I think this is a super illlustration! I applaud your ability to use the computer to your advantage.

Alina Chau said...

Lovely jungle design!

scribblesk said...

Beautiful fun image peering through the leaves. What a happy accident!

leigh said...

Good illustration! I like the ideas about the computer being another tool in art. I also love how you have been adding short "stories" or ideas about your art. It gives your artwork more depth and can show where you were coming from when you created your artwork!

Rusty said...

I don't have extensive experience with art, but they say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". All I know is, I enjoy your work and I will forward your website to others who may enjoy it and find it useful.